To the Editor:
As I read your latest publication, I came across the article (in last week’s issue, June 20–26), “Who’s your daddy,” and I am appalled by what your [newspaper] deemed acceptable to publish.
I participated [with the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation] as a student and additionally volunteered as a mentor for the Summer Youth Leadership Program.
I have always supported the functions of your foundation and premier attitude to promote Asian Americans. However, it is an eye opener, to see you contradicting the beliefs of your own youth program.
I, as well as students and volunteers of the youth program, have believed the purpose of joining such a program was to take away the mindset, that as young Asian Americans, we must destroy the barriers, created by stereotypes. I live life promoting this life value.
For the first time in my life, I am embarrassed to be an Asian American, for what your foundation has published. I believe that Asian American families will feel the same and rethink what’s meant by the article.
— Curtis Lo, Renton